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Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster

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Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Top, Maple, Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, and 1 Humbucking Pickup - Brown Sunburst
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The Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster solidbody electric guitar flirts with perfection. Richie's signature Tele is buttery-playable, outrageously toneful, and easy on your eyes. Pick it up. The contoured ash body is graced with a gorgeous flame maple top and fits you like a glove. Wrap your hand around the large C-profile maple neck and let your fingers dance on the shredtastic jumbo frets. Strum a chord or let fly with a single-note run - DiMarzio Chopper and Twang King pickups deliver a staggering range of tone. The Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster will inspire you.

Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster at a Glance:

  • Contoured, bound ash body with flame maple top
  • Large C-profile maple neck/fingerboard; 12" radius; 22 jumbo frets
  • DiMarzio Chopper T (bridge) and Twang King (neck) pickups
  • Rotary series/parallel switch
  • 6-saddle string-through-body Tele bridge
  • Gold hardware; abalone dot markers

    The perfect Tele?

    In addition to his smokin' solo career and fronting the power trio Winery Dogs with Mike Portnoy and Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen has lent his considerable chops to Poison, Mr. Big, and his fusiony Vertu outing with Stanley Clark and Lenny White. Richie deploys a unique fingerpicking technique on his weapon of choice: the Fender Telecaster - but not just any Telecaster. Richie's signature axe is what many of us Tele fanatics here at Music Experience think of when we conjure our perfect Telecaster. If you appreciate ash bodies with belly and forearm contours, eye-popping flamed maple tops, gold hardware and abalone inlays, buttery playability, and a huge range of tone bookended by traditional Tele twang and modern high-gain - then the Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster is for you.

    Amazing vintage Tele sounds

    When DiMarzio set out to design a neck pickup that delivers amazing vintage Tele sound, they knew they had to go beyond merely copying a 40-year-old design. Sporting controlled-tension coil winding, special wire, and hand-calibrated magnets, from ppp to fff, the Twang King delivers pick attack response like you've never experienced in a single-coil. Of course, the Twang King is wax-potted twice for squeal-free performance.

    Killer lead sounds

    With less DC resistance than a standard Tele single-coil and twin-blade poles for less string-pull than standard rod magnets, DiMarzio's Chopper T Bridge pickup is much hotter and punchier than single-coil Tele bridge pickups - and its has way more twang and snap than a typical humbucker. The Chopper T concentrates its energy in the lows and mids for a huge sound with lots of crunch - not to mention perfect lead tones for everything from country to rock to fusion (and everything in between). And of course, being a humbucking design, there's no noise.

    What Fender Says...

    Versatile rock guitarist Richie Kotzen has long wowed audiences with his impeccable chops and deft Telecaster artistry, with stints in Poison and Mr. Big and his own prolific career as a solo artist and sideman. Once available only in Japan, the elegant Richie Kotzen Telecaster guitar is now available worldwide, with features including a beautiful flame maple top on a comfortably contoured ash body, gold hardware and a distinctive combination of DiMarzio® pickups.

    Ash Body

    Strong and dense, ash is a longtime classic for electric instrument bodies. Notably resonant and sweet sounding, it’s characterized by clearly chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. It also features an attractive grain that takes lighter-colored finishes especially beautifully.

    Flame Maple Top

    This Telecaster features the notably elegant high-end design element of a beautifully figured flame maple top.

    Gold Hardware

    Gold hardware imparts an especially elegant gilded look to this instrument—a pleasingly high-end appearance that isn’t overdone or ostentatious, but rather just the right touch of refinement.

    Large "C" Neck Profile

    The Richie Kotzen Telecaster features a modern neck with a thicker “C” profile (the shape of the neck in cross section), and a maple fingerboard with a 12” radius and 22 jumbo frets.

    Dimarzio Pickups

    The supercharged sound of the Richie Kotzen Telecaster comes from its high-performance pickup configuration, consisting of DiMarzio® DP173 Twang King™ (neck) and DP384 Chopper T™ (bridge) single-coil pickups.

    Rotary Series/Parallel Switch

    The Richie Kotzen Telecaster's special series-parallel rotary switch delivers versatile tonality from both pickups.

    Fender Richie Kotzen Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:

    • Contoured ash body with bound flame maple top
    • Maple neck with large “C” profile
    • Maple fingerboard with 12” radius, 22 jumbo frets and abalone inlays
    • DiMarzio® DP173 Twang King™ neck pickup and DP384 Chopper T™ bridge pickup
    • Three-way pickup selector switch and rotary series/parallel switch (no tone control)
    • Gold through-body Telecaster bridge
    Fender's Richie Kotzen Telecaster: the perfect Tele? You decide!

              Body Type Solidbody
              Body Shape Telecaster
              Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
              Number of Strings 6
              Body Material Ash
              Top Material Flame Maple
              Body Finish Urethane
              Color Natural
              Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
              Neck Shape Large C profile
              Fingerboard Material Maple, 12" radius
              Fingerboard Inlay Dots, abalone
              Number of Frets 22, Jumbo
              Scale Length 25.5"
              Nut Width 1.650"
              Nut Material Synthetic Bone
              Bridge/Tailpiece 6-saddle strings-thru-body Tele bridge
              Tuners Gotoh cast/sealed
              Number of Pickups 2
              Neck Pickup DiMarzio Twang King single-coil
              Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Chopper T humbucker
              Controls Master Volume, rotary series/parallel switch, 3-way pickup selector
              Strings .009-.042
              Case Included No case
              Manufacturer Part Number 0255202532

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